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Seminarios. Histórico

16.11.2012

"Computed Tomography: A beginners guide to the revolution". Richard T. Abel, Imperial College & The Natural History Museum, London, UK.

Viernes 16 de noviembre de 2012 a las 12h, Salón de Actos del Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales.

 

 

Título: Computed Tomography: A beginners guide to the revolution

 

Ponente: Richard T. Abel, Imperial College & The Natural History Museum, London, UK.

 

Presentado por: Markus Bastir, Dpto. Paleobiología, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC

 

Resumen:

A micro-CT scanner is an essential tool in any modern museum. Three dimensional scans can be used to create ‘virtual’ computerised images of specimens that can be manipulated, sectioned, prepared, dissected and measured as though in the hand, but – unlike handheld specimens – with internal as well as external morphology. This allows access to the morphological information contained inside fragile, rare, valuable or small specimens, including both extinct fossils and extant comparative material. Cheap computing power and free software packages make these tasks relatively quick and easy. We are only limited by our imagination. Biologists, entomologists, mineralogists, palaeontologists, zoologists can come along and be inspired. The talk will present exemplar CT studies including a variety of specimens such as: meteorites, insects, fossils, sharks, coral, ancient stone tools, mummifiedcats, snails… and many more.”

 

 

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